Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,462,276

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nubian Vault Association N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,359,960

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 113,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Ladera Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,462,276

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13110 records found.